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#1 Luni260z

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:00 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm having some trouble finding carpet for my 260z 2+2.

Tru Fit no longer make them. They tell me Knox Auto Carpets are doing them now. Knox say it will be a few months before they are ready to make them.

I got a quote from http://www.all-car-carpets.com.au/ : Plush Pile $445.00 + $25.00 Freight, seemed a little high. Is that a little high?

I'm still waiting on ausclassics.com.au - Are there any other options?

I'm scared to ask an auto trimmer what it might cost.

#2 Scoota G

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:47 PM

Hey young fella. You doing ok? I like my trufit carpet it is nice. They are slow on email so call them on telephone. (sorry you said to explain it like you are 5)

Seriously but i bought the whole set for $320 late last year and i sold some of the bits i didn't need. Fit is excellent. If they won't post ask (nicely, beer may work) if a club member can assist you with postage.

http://www.trufitcarpets.com.au/


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:52 PM

Heheh, I was wondering about the young fella bit at first.

Yeah I spoke to them today. Took a few rings to get through and they told me they wouldn't make them anymore.

I guess I wait til after Xmas and see if Knox Auto have their act together.  Unless anyone has any other suggestions?

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:33 AM

Never be scared to ask a trimmer for a quote.  You might be surprised and it is no longer viable to do it yourself  ??? Or it could be horrendously expensive and at least you then have a starting point.

My advice:  get a quote and see how much.

Then again have a look at Whitties build thread.  He's trimming at the moment.  He's using expensive material and a trimmer.  I doubt he's getting much change from about $1200 - but it looks worth every penny.  Often a cheap job looks exactly that - cheap!

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:25 PM

Funny, because we went to trufit maybe 3 weeks ago and they were happy to make me another set. I bought the carpet roll to do that back hatch section myself (custom job) and I wanted a custom passenger side carpet mat, the one they make is too short. And they said all would be no problem.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 06:25 PM

Funny, because we went to trufit maybe 3 weeks ago and they were happy to make me another set. I bought the carpet roll to do that back hatch section myself (custom job) and I wanted a custom passenger side carpet mat, the one they make is too short. And they said all would be no problem.

I have to agree with young Steve. Just keep at them till you get the answer you want as their customer service is not the best!


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:26 PM

I just had my 240Z seat covers properly fitted by a really good auto trimmer here in Sydney (Artarmon). The seat backs look tailor made now and i am very impressed. He had to cut them and re-stitch and so on. When I was there, I enquired about a hand cut set of woolen loop pile carpets. He said; "sure, we can do that, allow $2,200-$2,500 depending on which carpet you choose".

I left pretty soon thereafter!



#8 Luni260z

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:33 PM

Sorry to bump an old thread.
My girlfriend ended up giving me a "gift voucher" (She handed me a bundle of cash) at Xmas to order some carpet from http://www.ausclassics.com.au/

Two months later, the only update I've gotten from them is this:

Sorry,
We had our much loved young dog pass away unexpectedly which has been a huge shock.
I'll check up on the carpet and let you know Monday morning


That was back in February. I'm still waiting for an update.
>:(

#9 Scoota G

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:35 PM


Two months later, the only update I've gotten from them is this:

That was back in February. I'm still waiting for an update.
>:(

If someone in Melbourne doesn't go down to trufit and get this guy some carpet i will drive 300 + Kays and do it myself. Anyone??

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:07 PM

On the contacts the PO box is in 'Ballan 3442'?

Direct from the web page "Please Note: It is only me and sometimes I do get a little swamped as the business is growing, but I absolutely value you as customers, without you all there is no business!

This  may sometimes cause things to take a little while to arrive or for me to get back to you, however I absolutely guarantee my quality and delivery of all items purchased from Ausclassics. 

Please be a little patient and I will ensure you are happy. Thanks, Stuart"

Doesn't inspire confidence for a quick resolution  :o

I'd call AND email every week at least once, the squeaky wheel gets the grease!


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:38 PM

So... walked into tru-fit today and ordered a new set of carpet for myself.
Pick up tomorrow.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:08 PM

So... walked into tru-fit today and ordered a new set of carpet for myself.
Pick up tomorrow.


What did it cost Steve? Is it moulded or multi peice?

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

They are a multi piece kit and cost about $380. They have the transmission tunnel carpet with the kit. You can buy the full kit or front or rear parts.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:03 PM

Cheers Mark. I'll get onto them for a kit.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:33 PM

hey mate, I am also interested in a kit as well. Let me know how you go with the carpet

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

There's a company that does the mats on ebay too/

http://www.ebay.com....984.m1423.l2649

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:17 PM

I didn't get the rear deck area made. So the front cabin area cost me a grand total of $105. With all the hemming and a heal Matt for the driver.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

do the tru-fit carpet kits include the rear strut tower section?

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:53 PM

No they do not. I have a set of black 2+2 vinyl type ones here.

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 01:54 PM

just got off the phone with tru fit, they said they don't have a pattern for the 240z ? it is currently being finalised in 2 weeks time.




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